Cuyahoga County Judge David Matia has overseen the county’s drug court for years. In his time working with folks struggling from addiction, he has noticed a disturbing trend.
“Sixty percent of the people in drug court are opiate dependent and of that sixty percent, half got their start by being treated for a medical condition,” said Matia.
According to Matia, research shows that in 1997, the average dosage for opiates was 7 pills. In 2010 that dosage sky rocketed to 67 pills.
Source: NewsNet5.com – June 11, 2012